In This Review

American Guerrilla
American Guerrilla
By Roger Hilsman
Brassey's, 1990, 312 pp

Here is the enthralling memoir of a young American officer's guerrilla war against the Japanese in World War II. The author, of course, went on to be an influential State Department official in the Kennedy years, much involved with Vietnam, and a distinguished political scientist. The book concludes with some useful reflections on the conditions required for guerrilla warfare to be effective.